A little bit of fun, somewhere between a wish list and serious prognostication:
9 Things That Will Happen In 2012
1 - Adrian Gonzalez will hit three home runs in a game.
2 - A Red Sox pitcher will strike out the side on 9 pitches.
3 - Boston will score 20+ runs in a game.
4 - The Yankees will be no-hit.
5 - Daisuke Matsuzaka will be the team's best pitcher in September and give a revelatory performance in October.
6 - A Red Sox player not named Jacoby Ellsbury will hit an inside-the-park home run.
7 - Joe Girardi will be fired as Yankees manager after CC Sabathia and Joba Chamberlain are caught mid-game wolfing down Nutty Buddies and Ring Dings in the clubhouse.
8 - There will be at least four games in which we do not curse the presence of Nick Punto.
9 - The Red Sox will win the 2012 World Series - clinching Game 6 at Fenway Park!
What are your 9?